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resulting in extremely high radiation levels. a nuclear expert in japan says a separate reactor that is already melting down used plutonium. the white house is warning u.s. citizens to stay at least 50 miles away from that site, far more than the 20 miles japan is recommending. and millions have minimal food and water and are living in snowy and rainy conditions. more than 4300 are confirmed dead but officials believe that number will jump above 10,000. another day of talk about a nuclear meltdown has touched off debate about radiation levels. now, most health experts agree that we have little to fear. simon perez has more on how people are exposed to radiation in their life every day. simon. >> reporter: dana, a lot of people are concerned about what is happening in japan and whether it could actually cross the pacific ocean and get here to california and the united states. but the fact of the matter is radiation is already here as you said exposed to it every
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day as you say. >> there is no way to avoid it. it is very small amounts. >> reporter: this radiation biologist says exposure comes from a variety of sources. >> flying in an airplane. increased radiation because of the altitude because our atmosphere shields us from radiation. so if you get up high enough you get a higher dose. >> reporter: according to the american nuclear society flying exposes you to radiation. watching an old-fashioned t.v., one with a tube exposes you to 10. getting your teeth x-rayed 5. a mammogram 420. >> you always have to think of radiation in terms of risk and benefit. there is risk in driving a car. there is a risk in radiation. >> reporter: the radiation we received walking down the street in our daily lives is
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called background radiation. not much we can do about it. but the radiation we get through medical procedures is called radiation. >> there has to be more benefit than there is risk. i mean, that's the way we look at it. >> which is why women don't get mammograms every week? >> that's certainly the case. you want to limit the amount of radiation that you get. >> reporter: but in this case finding out you have breast cancer far outweighs the risk of the mammogram radiation. >> any additional radiation is never a good thing but it has to be put in perfective. >> reporter: so let's do that using the mammogram example. exposure 420 micro receivers. 1000 times more in japan. >> the risk goes up as the dose goes up. >> reporter: the reason we don't get sick he says because there is radiation around us
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all the time because our bodies have evolved and adapted it. radiation damages our dna but the dna can repair itself. an interesting website on cbs5.com that will allow you to plug in the activities that you do and they will show you how much radiation you are exposed to. dana, it has got things on there like do you watch t.v., do you smoke cigarettes, do you fly a lot? you plug all those things in and you can see how much your exposure is. seeing the devestation in japan has a lot of people in the bay area rethinking how prepared they really are for disaster here. we have been told of course we need earthquake kits but is that enough. mark sayre at the rod cross in san jose. what the experts say we should have with them, mark. >> reporter: a stark reminder in japan that no amount of preparation can avert some tragedies but experts say now is the time to begin taking some extra steps. >> reporter: for 15 years susan
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has ran a supply company. she has been plenty busy since the earthquake in japan. >> we have had orders from washington, oklahoma, idaho, new york. all over the country. >> reporter: official guidelines from the federal emergency management agency called for a three-day supply of food and water for every member of the household but with emergency workers in japan still not able to reach some of the hardest hit areas she says she does not believe three days is enough. >> i don't think three days is enough at all. we do three-day grab and go kits but you should certainly be very prepared at home. if you live in an isolated area, even four weeks would be a recommendation because it may be a very long time before help arrives. >> reporter: at the red cross in san jose the ceo agrees in many cases more preparation is justified especially when it comes to water. >> one gallon per person per
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day. we want people now instead of being prepared for two to three days to be prepared for up to week. >> reporter: but how to motivate people to be prepared is facing government and federal safety officials and preparation extends beyond food, water and emergency radio. first aid and cpr skills. attendees at this cpr class say they are very much thinking of the japanese earthquake victims. >> doing cpr training and preparing us for any natural disasters is very important. >> everybody needs to be ready because given any kind of magnitude of a disaster the professional rescuers are going to be tied up. they are going to have their hands full. >> reporter: and another problem with preparation is simple human nature. either procrastination or attitude that it can't happen it me. the owner of earth shakes says she has seen this before during hurricane katrina and y2k people from all over the country order from her store online but then after a couple
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of months the business dries up and people just go back to their normal way. human nature. >> it is human nature. mark, i think we tend to think of being prepared for an earthquake as food and water, but as you pointed out the first aid stuff. the kilt and the training goes a long way. >> reporter: indeed it does. there is a whole list of things from cell phone chargers or solar chargers to power up your cell phones, crank radios. things that do not rely on batteries. all that is readily available at fema. but a message we are hearing as we are seeing in japan three days not going to cut it in a serious earthquake. >> there are ways you can help victims of the earthquake and tsunami. go to our website cbssf.com, click on links and numbers. a list of agencies are listed there that are coordinating that relief. a young man is in the hospital after a gunman shot him execution style in san jose.
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it happened in the parking lot of a mcdonald's during the lunchtime rush hour. len ramirez on what witnesses saw before and after the gunfire. len? >> reporter: dana, witnesses and people who were in the restaurant say they were very shocked by what they saw. basically a very bold shooting. a man walked up, shot another man in the head and then casually walked away. >> reporter: witnesses say the victim was standing under the golden arches when the gunman brazenly walked up and fired a single shot to his head. >> all of a sudden i heard a pop. >> reporter: bill had just exited the restaurant. >> then i turned back and the guy was on the ground bleeding profusely from his head and his head was hanging over the edge of the curb there on the driveway and the guy that shot him just kept walking down the sidewalk real calm and i seen him tucking the gun back away or whatever he had. i couldn't see what it was. >> reporter: the gunman got away on foot northbound and walked by several people at a bus stop leaving behind his
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victim and a mcdonald's pool of startled customers. >> horrifying. standing behind me smoking a cigarette then next thing i see lying down on the ground there, flat, still. not moving. >> reporter: three schools were all placed on immediate lockdown as the manhut began. >> we don't want students or staff in the hall. we want to know where everybody is and that everybody is safe. >> reporter: paramedics did not have to travel far. the victim was taken across the street to valley medical center. meantime crime scene technicians began connecting the evidence. left behind was the victim's ball cap and cell phone. police say it could be gang related. >> once we identify the victim we are hoping to learn more about the possible motive. whether the victim has any background that shows he is involved with gangs or not. >> i didn't know the fellow but when i went to my appointment
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at valley med it brought a tear that people have to do this kind of stuff to each other. >> reporter: despite the proximity the victim went to the trauma medical center and that's not making much difference because of the nature of the gunshot to the head. we checked with police just now. he is on life support now. the search for the suspect goes on described as a hispanic male or caucation in his late teens to early 20s. very vague description. call san jose police if you have any information. >> in broad daylight. >> len ramirez in san jose. thank you. >> absolutely. the state is more than $26 billion in debt. that's a big hole in the boat. we will tell you what the governor and legislators are trying to do to help bail us out. and i'm phil matier in san francisco where state wide survey shows how voters are willing to actually take over
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that task and the reasons behind it just might surprise you. and coming up at 6:30 p.m. much more on the situation in japan including an explanation of the word that we are hearing a lot these days. just what is a meltdown? [ female announcer ] what's so great about jcp cash? no exclusions! with jcp cash, earn 10, 15 or 20 dollars off on the spot storewide! and, unlike other stores, we don't make you come back to save. get up to $20 off with no exclusions! we make it affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney.
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and, unlike other stores, we don't make you come back to save. get up to $20 off with no exclusions! we make it affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. it was supposed to happen today but lawmakers have yet to vote on governor brown's budget plan. cuts in education and tax extensions are on the line. joe vazquez is in sacramento with what's holding up the vote. joe >> reporter: right now a lot of high stakes political arm twisting going on and even if the governor gets all the democrats on board he still needs republicans to get that measure on the ballot that would allow californians to decide whether they want their taxes raised. the legislature is back in session and a vote is expected sometime soon. with all eyes on them at 1:00 p.m.
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this afternoon the senate convened then took a break to meet along party lines. meanwhile, the's assembly talked about drastic redevelopment cuts. can the california legislature close a 26.6 billion deficit if if so how will they come up with the money? governor brown wants to do two things. cut spending and add taxes. not new taxes, but he wants to extend taxes that were put in place two years ago. they expire in july. extending taxes would require a special election in june then the voters would decide. to make that special election though apparently requires a two thirds vote of the legislature. could that actually happen? almost all of the republicans have said flat out no to a special election but there are five republicans who are saying maybe. if the democrats agree to pension reform and changes to environmental rules and other measures. that gop 5 providing an opening for negotiation as the democrats need at least two assembly members and two
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senators to reach two thirds. but fellow republicans have began to put the screws to the gop 5 urging them to vote against the election and calling for them to be sensored as traitors if they vote for it. >> it is a severe position. something is going in my opinion terribly wrong with that extreme group of republicans. they are not the california republican party. >> reporter: so far there is no indication that any republicans are on board so they are continuing to talk. the democratic senate leader said this could take days. it could go into the weekend and meanwhile they continue to have budget hearings. latest thing, dana, we saw, was they cut health care for poor and elderly folks to a great extent. this is the kind of thing you're going to see extend forward especially if they can't find a way to raise revenues while trying to get spending under control. >> you know, the thing that came to mind when it was
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mentioned they might censure the republicans is they cut out the voter in that whole process. they have to represent the constituents. so it will be interesting to see how that all goes. >> reporter: the governor said he would only raise taxes if the voters agreed. >> joe vazquez, thank you. so while lawmakers continue to disagree one thing is clear voters do want their say. phil matier in san francisco with the possibility of a special election to extend taxes. >> reporter: it is interesting. voters are quirky in a group but when it comes to making decisions they think the only people that have less than a clue than they do are the legislators. take a look. >> we have given it every opportunity for representatives to work on this issue and doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. >> reporter: and indeed, a nonpartisan field poll published today found 51% of the voters said they wanted a
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chance to have their say. >> what's interesting about that 61% is that it crosses party lines. 56% of republicans. more than six out of ten democrats and nonpartisans all would prefer a special election rather than leaving this with the legislature. >> reporter: one saying he found another reason as well. >> just the public has this disdane for the legislature. they don't trust the legislature to do what's right. >> reporter: do you trust the lawmakers in sacramento to do the right thing? >> no. >> why not? >> they are politicians. >> what does that mean is it. >> who trusts politicians. >> at this point you would think they would be able to balance a budget. >> reporter: they fear further cuts will harm schools. >> we need to do much more to support education. >> if it is to help our state, i will vote for it. >> reporter: the other hand four out of ten voters also said no to putting taxes on the
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budget. even here 56% of the republicans polled said let the people decide rather than the politicians. why? >> the voting makes sense. let the state decide. let the people here decide what makes the most sense in what they are willing to pay in additional expenses. >> would you vote for them if they were on there? >> no, but i think people have the right to make that decision. >> reporter: here is the catch. of those voters that say they don't want this special election, most of them live in the districts represented by those republicans in sacramento who are saying they don't want to put it on the ballot and the reason is they fear that if they go and put this tax even on the ballot to let the voters have the say, those republicans who are opposed to the idea will come out in droves, vote against them and they will lose their jobs. and as we know in politics the ultimate goal of any politician is to stay in the job while they look for another one. allen? >> i think i'm hearing voters
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say it is our job to say we want to control our own destiny and our money. >> reporter: that's democracy. we will see whether it works or not in the next couple days. >> we will. in san francisco, phil matier, thanks. union busted. got to go. >> uc students and staff rallied across california today demanding reagents to not balance the budget at their expense. they should be prepared to lose 500 million and 1 billion in public support this year. it currently gets 3 billion in state funding annually. state budget cuts could mean yet another tuition hike. i'd like to demand a little sunshine but i'm probably not going to get it. >> i will. i will give you a little bit of sunshine tomorrow. you didn't ask for a lot you asked for a little bit. >> i did. >> what i would like is for us to put our hands together to clap for our chief engineer here at cbs5. don sharp who provided us with the camera to take a look at
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this. wow. from the trans-america building. down from the average high of 63 degrees. we had 64 degrees in santa cruz. if you're out and about this evening we are still in the 50s to 60 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. it looks like with the cloud cover. temperature wise 35 degrees throughout the tri-valley. 36 in santa rosa. mid-40s around the basin. winds breezy out of the northwest 10 to 20. dialpac dialpac to -- dial back to 5 miles per hour. we have a slight chance of a shower on tuesday. it is friday when we will expect a half an inch of rain in the south bay to 2 inches of rain in the north bay. the winds up to 45 miles per hour. and snow down to 3000 feet by friday night in throughout our local mountains. now, meanwhile the national
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weather service has already announced a high surf advisory will go into effect on friday as some of these waves built up to 16 feet. pretty powerful system and it will take awhile to move out of the bay area as well. we will show you that seven-day forecast but meanwhile tomorrow with the mostly cloudy skies and a little hint of some sunshine for dana temperature wise into the 50s and low 60s winds will be out of the southwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. that's the blustery day on friday. a very brisk day on saturday with the snow level down to 2500 feet. and looks like very windy conditions as well. a lingering shower on sunday and we are just going to call it unsettled weather conditions on monday through wednesday. so dana and allen, we will talk more about the incoming storm and more on the timing of it when it should arrive exactly. that's next time around. >> then maybe some more sunshine after that. thank you, roberta. get your brackets ready the madness is about to begin. and this year you can watch even more of it. coming up in 2 minutes.
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the most popular choice for san francisco's next mayor isn't even a candidate. in an exclusionive eyewitness news poll 17% of respondents said they would vote for mayor ed lee if the election were today. since being sworn in he said he doesn't plan to run for reelection -- for election. he was appointed. second place is 12%. 11% said they would choose leiland ye. >> contest for san francisco mayor then real madness as in the march variety. and as mike sugerman shows us, this year you can even get more madness than ever. mike, this is your type of story. >> reporter: absolutely. for a couple reasons.
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we are here at pete jr.'s my favorite sports bar in san francisco right across from the ballpark and, yes, you can see all the games in their entirety. that is the good news. the bad news it is going to be hard to find. have you ever heard of tru t.v.? >> no. >> you're not alone. >> are you going to finish these chips? >> let's go to the story. >> madness of march madness begins just trying to find some of the games. >> what the heck is tru t.v.? >> what is tru t.v.? i imagine it is a network that shows live things happening. maybe more documentary styles than drama style. >> sort of. >> get out of the box. get out of the box. >> this is operation repo. today the hosts are repossessing a bus. >> what channel is tru t.v.? >> 4. >> 4. no. >> tru t.v. is on different channels on
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different cable and satellite systems. >> what channel is tru t.v.? >> 246. >> you know that? >> i do now. >> ever watched it before? >> no. >> never seen it before. >> did you have trouble finding it? >> no. well, yeah, i knew it was in one of the tbs stations. >> this bartender had never seen it before but now he and basketball fans across the country will get a true sample. >> they seem to be on most of the bay area cable systems. >> reporter: the director of programming for us here at cbs5. in the past cbs owned the ncaa tournament by itself. but it was getting too expensive and eventually had to partner with turner broadcaster to come up with the $10 billion that the ncaa wanted over 10 years. so games are now on cbs and turner outlets tnt, tbs and tru t.v. which used to be called court t.v. >> if you're a real major sports fan you'll see every single game in march madness
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where under the former format there would be cutting away and viewers would be upset by that. >> reporter: now no game is interrupted in the middle. there are four channels to watch them on. if you can find them. >> 45 minutes on the internet trying to figure out where tru t.v. is on my cable system and i still can't figure it out. finally i found out it was on channel 748. other systems get it on channel 1164. i didn't know channels had four numbers. that's what they call the nosebleed section of the dial. all right. so if you do want to find out go on the internet, ncaa.com/mmod. that's march madness on demand and, yes, you will be able to find out who four digit channel the games will be on in your area. who did you pick for final 4? >> ohio state. >> ohio state. okay. >> reporter: tonight on tru
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t.v. sc is playing. i went to ucla. i'm really rooting against sc. >> mike, have fun. is food available there? we will talk about that later. see you. >> can we get some salsa for this. >> i forgot which website i filled out my bracket on today. that's how bad it is. >> well, if you are winning, if you're achieving success they will let you know i hope. >> they should send me an e- mail. >> you would think. >> i've got to check my e- mails. >> trending on google. vaguely synonymous with nuclear nightmare. but what exactly is a meltdown? well, that's tonight's good question. >> and more aftershocks, economic aftershocks that is, the bay area dealerships that are already running low and may even run out of cars. sizzler introduces fresh trout.
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it is a race to save lives in japan. within the last hour japanese army helicopters began dumping water onto troubled reactors at the fukushima nuclear plant. earlier attempts were aborted after a cloud of smoke erupted from one of those reactors. inside the power plant workers have already restored
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electricity to the reactor we are told and that would power up the electric water pumps that are used to keep the nuclear fuel rods cool. international atomic energy agency confirms three of the six reactors cores are damaged and they are telling americans that live within 50 miles of the power plant to leave the area. >> we believe that radiation levels are extremely high which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> the u.s. government says military pilots cannot go within 50 miles of the reactor. pilots flying within 70 miles are taking potassium iodine tablets. normally someone who is throwing some kind of a tantrum it is called something but over the past several days we find ourselves faced with the true meaning of the word. the question is exactly what is a nuclear meltdown and what are the long-term effects. ken bastida has tonight's good
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question. >> nuclear meltdown. the term evokes panic in some. fear in others. it is the worst-case scenario. >> temperature goes up to around 3800 degrees fahrenheit. that's when the fuel attacks this metal area and they melt together. >> so water is circulated around the rods. >> reporter: uc berkeley's donald olander says fuel rods filled with material give off heat. as long as those rods are covered in water the decaying heat is controlled. but if for any reason water or coolant is lost and the rods become exposed they can crack and melt. that is the beginning of the end. >> it can actually get down to the bottom of the vessel which is typically metal. >> it is 6-inch thick steel. >> could it melt right through that? >> oh, yes. oh, listen. if it is 3800-degrees fahrenheit it will go through just about everything. >> he describes it as an
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uncontrolled radio active blob giving off some of the deadliest stuff known to man. >> what anyhave seen so far are four types of volatile elements. they will have to close those things up. maybe encase them the way chernobyl was and just wait, i don't know, 50 years before they can get in there and tear them apart. >> go to cbssf.com. click on "connect" to send me your good question. automakers in japan now say they will remain closed for at least another week. the shutdown is costing toyota $70 million a day. julie watts on the consumerwatch with what this all means for car owners and potential buyers. >> let me just start by saying it is clear not being able to buy the car of your dreams is nothing compared to the tragedy they are facing in japan right now. but a production stoppage there does have widespread implications here. in addition to cars japan also
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manufacturers a huge range of car parts which u.s. car makers rely on at domestic plants. already subaru and toyota are curbing production at their u.s. facilities and one bay area dealer told us today that he believes that means fewer cars in the coming year on local lots. >> there are some ships out on the ocean that got out of there that are headed this way. so those cars are all -- call them here. but beyond that there is no cars coming. none. for as long as we can tell. >> but he says more important than the new cars are the spare parts that keep the rest of them running. toyota announced they will resume production tomorrow on replacement parts for cars already on the road. bay area restaurants are seeing a shortage of sushi since japan's fishing industry is at a standstill. and today countries were asking
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people to check for radiation. italy is banning food from japan all together but the world health organization says the only risk of radiation contamination is food products from areas near the damaged nuclear plant. no need to worry. >> all right. julie, thank you. well, fears of a nuclear meltdown in japan took a toll on the stock market today. 242 points lost in the dow. nasdaq and s&p 500 fell 2% each today. still ahead it was a charmed life that quickly became troubled. >> i came from a very well to do family. my life took a wrong turn and i ended up homeless. >> how she made her way back by giving back. and a new look at the healing power of music. >> i played the drum for her and she said my name. and i said, my got. this is amazing. >> what music can do for alzheimer's and stroke patients
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we make spring styles sparkle -- you make them bloom. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make it affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. what do the grateful dead and cutting brain research have in common. they are the center of a feature film coming this friday. dr. kim mulvihill takes a look at the healing power of music. >> reporter: in the feature film "the music never stops "a son takes his son to see the grateful dead, his favorite band. >> i never heard this song before. >> reporter: that's because gabriel resurfaces after running away from home with a terrible disease. >> he has been found and diagnosed with a brain tumor and loses all his short term
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memory. >> reporter: the brain damage is extensive. gabriel is nearly catatonic until he hears the music of his childhood. the grateful dead. the music reaches his brain in ways no other therapy does much the movie is based on a true life story that grabbed the attention of film director jim coleburg. >> i just developed this interest in what i think is kind of the last unchartered territory which ironically is not the cosmos it is inside our brains. >> reporter: the idea that music can heal a broken brain is not lost on percussion. one-time member of the dead knows firsthand. >> my grandmother in the 70s had alzheimer's and she didn't speak for about a year. this is where i fell on it. i play the drum for her and she said my name. and i said my god, this is
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amazing. >> reporter: but it is not just dimensia and alzheimer's. >> it can sometimes get into a person where words can't. >> reporter: music therapist bob longwell is working with 85- year-old bob. bob has been hospitalized with a wound that won't heal. >> takes my mind off of my foot and my body and it makes everything wonderful. >> reporter: how music helps the brain is not clearly understood. ucsf neuroscientist says with stroke patients music may help recruit other parts of the brain to take over. >> if, for example, you have a large stroke that affects those left areas of the brain that are involved in speaking, and are damaged, a lot of therapy might help recruit structures on the right side. >> reporter: as for heart he has done music therapy with all sorts of patients. his theory, it is the beat. >> we are embedded in a universe of rhythm, vibrations
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and brings back memories and times and places especially for people who are in the darkness who have lost that connection. >> the movie is based on an essay "the last hippy" by a famed neurologist. micky heart met him and gave him tickets and dr. sachs decided to bring his patient who like the kid in the movie had a massive brain tumor. when the patient heard the dead play he spoke up and asked where was pig pen. pig pen was the founding member of the dead. he had died nearly 20 years earlier. pig pen by the way is buried in palo alto. >> i'm looking forward to this movie. >> really awesome. >> i think it will be great. >> it makes such sense. >> standing ovation for them. >> really good. a good movie to see. >> a good movie to see.
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she started out as a volunteer answering phones. today she is the director of the tri-city's league of volunteers. but joanne's job description doesn't begin to cover the unique talents that she brings to her community. kate kellyly introduces you to this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: it is sorting time at the league of volunteers food pantsry in newark. buckets are right side to be put on shelves. she coordinates the hundreds of food baskets distributed to needy families. many volunteers are single moms
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who at one time have been at the receiving ends of this goodwill and want to help a woman who has become their friend. >> joanne will do whatever she can to make sure that your kids aren't hungry or you aren't hungry. >> she is always coming up with a new way to help somebody. a new program. >> reporter: joanne started the food pantry program 15 years ago when she saw local families going hungry. she added an adopt a family program for christmas wishes. >> and she has made my christmases for my family awesome where they would just not really have a christmas to where they would have a christmas and she has just blessed our family. >> reporter: joanne works right alongside the people she serves. she understands their daily struggles because she has been there. >> i came from a well-to-do family. just my life took a wrong turn and i ended up homeless. >> reporter: escaping an
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abusive marriage she found everything. she started volunteering and then ran the program. >> this is the type of work i was born to do. >> reporter: it has been 25 years since joanne slept in a tent in a homeless encampment. today she is happily married and has her own home but says she will never forget. she keeps a stash of warm emergency supplies at home in case someone knocks on her door. >> that's why i say i bring my home work with me. >> reporter: grateful for the life she has now and the roof over her head and hopes her life experiences will help others. >> every day i get up to go to work i know there will be somebody there that needs my help. if i can make a difference in somebody's life it is all worth it. >> reporter: making a difference for the lives of families in need jefferson award goes to joanne. >> nominate your local heros for a jefferson award online at
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cbssf.com. click the connect button at the top of the page then jefferson awards to find the e-mail nomination form. >> good evening, everybody. highs today across the bay area. 54 degrees. at the beaches right here where we do have the surf building to 64 degrees in gilroy and in santa cruz but notice the waves. this is where the the waves are coming in. a big storm is headed this way. the rain is done with. out of here. temperature wise into the 50s with mostly cloudy skies. tonight overnight 35 in liverd more. low 40s common around the peninsula. watch our pinpoint forecast. this is looking ahead towards your friday. notice this line. this is a front as it slides through the bay area so by the lunch hour it is square over
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the eastern portion of our district beginning to sag towards the santa clara valley and also the santa cruz mountains. looks like up to 2 inches of rain expected in the highest locations of the north bay. up to half an inch in the santa clara valley. notice the areas of pink. that's snow falling in the northern mountains. that's what our computer models are suggesting as well as mt. hamilton by 5 p.m. on friday. so what you can expect. tomorrow is going to be a pretty quiet day. in between storms. by friday half an inch to 2 inches of rainfall. winds gusting up to 45 and snow level down to 3000 feet. back up and take it one day at a time. your thursday will turn mostly cloudy. number wise 50s into the 60s. there is a 20% chance of a couple rain drops. that's about it. but friday will be the blustery day with this area of low pressure producing gusty winds. snow level down to 3000 feet. saturday a brisk day with
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showers and also that snow level lowering to 2500 feet. a lingering shower on sunday. the first day of spring. and on monday through wednesday unsettled weather pattern is continuing. do you remember this? this is the last snowfall here in the bay area at mt. madonna and southern portion of our bay area. thanks to wade for this beautiful picture. keep your pictures coming. dennis? >> that does look like the finish line right there. five straight wins. we have got the finish. i'm dennis o'donnell. 10 years later the lacrosse team remembers diane wiple next. etology... today the presidt
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it became a white house tradition that they are calling barack obama-atology. today the president filled out his bracket with the rest of the nation. >> i'm picking kansas just because i think they are deeper. they always feel bad about losing when the president picks them. they will go all the way. >> any other help? >> i read your column. and then disregarded everything
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you said. >> dana is going kansas again. he picked kansas last year. that's true, he lost last year but he did win two years ago. so he is 1-1. the john wooden. four straight winners this year looking for one for the thumb. [ cheers and applause >> thrilling. but it wasn't him crossing the finish line. instead the native son won the race in record time finishing the 1000-mile marathon in eight days, 19 hours, 46 minutes. the key for baker, healthy dogs. only one dog suffered a swollen foot. didn't slow them down much. crossed nearly 24 hours later was mackey. over 10 new in scotsdale to witness the latest giants massacre. tim lincecum struck out seven in five and a third allowing one run on three his. making it hard on the hits here with three more hits, home run and r.b.i. double. the giants win 5-3 and i think there comes a points when you
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are ready to play ball for real for the giants that time now. how much does it cost for a hit to the head? just ask dany heatley. he was docked $80,000 as part after two-game suspension for elbowing dallas' player in last night's 6-3 sharks win. but you can't protect everybody on ice. taking a hit to the throat and stayed in the game but taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure after the game. they are playing tomorrow night. still more pain. >> showing off for his teammates. his kids wanted to see if he could still dunk and i guess he can. it has been a decade since the death of diane wipple but ten years later the women's lacrosse team still remembers.
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>> one, two, three. >> let's go. >> let's go. >> reporter: this season the st. mary's women's lacrosse program celebrates its 10th anniversary of going from a club sport to division 1 status. the inaugural 2001 team was honored this past sunday with the ceremony. >> this brings back such special and touching moments being with these girls again. >> reporter: diane was the coach at the time and she is the reason that these girls share such a special bond. she was brutally attacked and killed by two dogs at her san francisco apartment. a tragedy that drew national attention. >> we all say it was the hardest time of our lives and it made us stronger people and we were a better person to have played for her and to have known her and have her be a friend and mentor and sister and mother and all those things. >> it is hard enough to lose somebody. ten times harder to lose somebody in such a public way.
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it was hard to actually allow us to mourn because everybody knew what happened and people would ask you questions not realizing how much we are all going through. >> all of the former student athletes had the opportunity to experience the legacy that diane established. >> reporter: her presence is still felt here at st. mary's stadium as herb legacy will never fade from the memory of her fellow coaches and players. >> she was very involved. she loved gummy candy and dark chocolate. it was always fun to go to her office and hang out and eat candy with her. >> she is up there smiling down on us. >> let's have another round of applause for the inaugural st. mary's players and coaches. [ cheers and applause >> her legacy lives on. >> very nice. >> good night. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com to help avoid dental problems my dentist gives me act restoring mouthwash. act kills germs, restores minerals strengthens enamel. act restoring-- for strong teeth act now.
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